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Recent Match Report – Yorkshire vs Hampshire Division 1 2021

Recent Match Report - Yorkshire vs Hampshire Division 1 2021

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Captain leads the way as Hampshire salvage draw with dogged batting performances

Hampshire 163 (Vince 49, Coad 3-29, Thompson 3-35) and 177 for 9 dec (Weatherley 43, Vince 42, Thompson 4-18) drew with Yorkshire 243 (Bess 54) and 312 for 6 dec (Ballance 101*, Kohler-Cadmore 89, Hill 55)

A James Vince batting rearguard helped save his Hampshire side from defeat on a day of huge frustration for Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Vince faced 151 deliveries before being dismissed late in the day for 42, then injured tailenders Kyle Abbott and Brad Wheal held out for the final six overs to deny the visitors a crucial victory on the final day of their Division One clash.

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Hampshire coach Adi Birrell set his players a target of each soaking up 72 balls to save the match on a lifeless day-four pitch just as Surrey and Gloucestershire had against the hosts earlier this season.

Nightwatchman Mason Crane and Vince fulfilled their side of the bargain as Hampshire finished the day 177 for 9 declared with Wheal and Abbott unbeaten at the close, in pursuit of an unlikely target of 392 for victory.

Crane repelled 196 balls – the most he has faced in a single innings – before falling for 28 and his exit just after tea saw the Tykes take three wickets in eight overs with the new ball to put themselves in view of victory.

But Vince shelved his natural attacking game and showed magnificent technique and temperament to keep alive his side’s Championship title aspirations.

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